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La Tasa de Descuento en Proyectos de Largo Plazo

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  • Gonzalo Edwards

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    (Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.)

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This paper estimates the rate of discount to be used in Chile when evaluating long run projects with environmental consequences. The methodology is known as Gamma Discounting and was presented first by Martin Weitzman in the American Economic Review in March 2001.

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Paper provided by Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its series Documentos de Trabajo with number 231.

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Date of creation: 2002
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Publication status: Published as "La Tasa de Descuento en Proyectos de Inversión de Largo Plazo", Revista de Análisis Económico, Volumen 17, N° 2, Diciembre 2002.
Handle: RePEc:ioe:doctra:231

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Keywords: Social discount rate; project evaluation;

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  1. Gonzalo Edwards, 2003. "The effect of a constant or a declining discount rate on optimal investment timing," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(10), pages 657-659.
  2. Pizer, William & Newell, Richard, 2000. "Discounting the Distant Future: How Much Do Uncertain Rates Increase Valuations?," Discussion Papers dp-00-45, Resources For the Future.
  3. Martin L. Weitzman, 1998. "Gamma Discounting," Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers 1843, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research.
  4. Cropper, Maureen & Laibson, David, 1998. "The implications of hyperbolic discounting for project evaluation," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1943, The World Bank.
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